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Quotes About Principles


“There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.”
― Albert Dietrich


“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower 


“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.”
― Alfred Adler 


“It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.”
― Shannon L. Alder 


“He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. ”
― Aesop 


“Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential.”
― Shannon L. Alder


“Bread for me is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.”
― Nicholas Berdyaev 

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Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte 


Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
-- Victor Hugo 


I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
-- Thomas Paine 


I act on my principles, whether they're popular or not.
-- Gavin Newsom 


A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing seems to me to be one of the most basic principles that you can adopt to contribute to individual and world peace.
-- Wayne Dyer 


My principles are more important than the money or my title.
-- Muhammad Ali 


Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.
-- John C. Maxwell 

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